Tactical chef knife, anyone?

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Phillip Patton, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. Phillip Patton

    Phillip Patton KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 25, 2005
    Just finished this one for my biggest customer.

    Steel is D5, with a 400 grit handrubbed finish. Handle is natural micarta.

    Blade length is 8", overall length, 13.5"

    This one is supposed to double as a camp knife, which might just mean the edge is too thick to be an efficient kitchen knife, and too thin to be a durable camp knife. :eek: :D





    Thanks for looking, and all comments welcome.

  2. Lycosa


    Aug 24, 2007
    That'll do both jobs. :p:thumbup:
  3. Mike Quesenberry

    Mike Quesenberry

    Jun 2, 2009
    Great job! I like the way the plunge matches the front of the handle.
  4. mtnfolk mike

    mtnfolk mike

    Mar 21, 2006
    aaahh man.. that thing is nice...:eek:
  5. HJK

    HJK Moderator Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
    The knife is beautiful. The blade reminds me of the Rinaldi tactical kitchen knife (TTKK in talonite. No, I'm not suggesting a copy, it just reminds me) and it looks like it might actually be a workable compromise between dkitchen knife and camp chores, at least to the extent it's possible with such a large blade!. I love the way the hand can snug in behind the blade. Looks very secure. You just want to grab it and try it out.

    How do you find the D5?
  6. rooikat


    Jun 17, 2004
    I like that a lot. Nice job!
  7. T.K.C.


    May 7, 2005
    I like that.
  8. SamuraiDave


    Apr 6, 2001
    Just thinking about that kind of thing last night while slicing veggies with my 10" chefs knife.

    I like it.
  9. Wulf


    May 10, 2000
    Seriously I think that's pretty darn close to what a good camp knife should be. ... Do everything from prepping food to butchering game, clearing saplings and small branches, splitting kindling, etc. I think its awesome.
  10. Le Seb

    Le Seb Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2006
    Very cool profile : it could be a nice campknife too !
  11. tom mayo

    tom mayo

    Jan 27, 1999
    I like it......great design!!!
  12. TALON158

    TALON158 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 23, 2006
    Mine!! :D Cant wait to get it in hand, will try calling you tomorrow Phillip, traveling right now..
    The idea behind this knife came about when I met an old African hand of the bush wars on that continent. He was carrying a LARGE vintage carbon steel chefs knife. That knife had a blade about 12" long, and it was thicker than most chefs knives. He used it for everything, from building shelters to butchering African game animals for bushmeat. I remember him telling me the only thing he would change is the handle, he wanted a wider handle. Hence, the idea of a Tactical Chefs knife.
    As usual, Phillip has executed my idea better than I had hoped for. Have been buying from Phillip since August 2006, just cant have enough of his knives! :thumbup:
  13. Phillip Patton

    Phillip Patton KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 25, 2005
    Glad you like it, not that there was any doubt. ;)
    Let me know what time you'll be calling, and I'll try to be near a phone.
  14. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    hell of a knife
  15. riz_aaroni

    riz_aaroni Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2007
    Love the knife. Wouldn't mind having one in my kitchen.
  16. VCM3

    VCM3 Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Oct 26, 2005
    That is a great design :thumbup:
  17. Bladeforumer


    Jul 23, 2009
    lovely design! Thumbsup
  18. Invoice

    Invoice Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2006
    Wow Phil. I didn't know you made chefs knives.
    I would love to have something like this. Little longer and thinner blade.
    How wide is the blade?
  19. zoe crist

    zoe crist

    Jun 7, 2009

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